Below is the recap — I’ll include the online link once it’s published.
Grab your agenda, scorecard and popcorn! The Metro Board of Directors’ regular monthly meeting takes place 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Metro HQ adjacent to Union Station. If you can’t make it in person — good seats are still available, btw — you can watch and listen online. A link will appear in the righthand column on this page when the meeting begins.
A few items of note:
•The Board is considering the purchase of 295 40-foot buses powered by compressed natural gas (they’re near zero emission buses).
•The Board will consider approving a master agreement and budget with the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority for the construction of the Gold Line extension to Claremont, a project funded by Measure M. A groundbreaking on utility relocation is expected this fall.
•The Board will consider the selections to the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee.
•The Board will consider the Measure M Guidelines and several associated motions (please see the above agenda item 38) that governs the processes in which funding is spent. Much of the discussion so far has been how to ensure smaller cities get a minimum of the local return portion of Measure M (local return is the money returned to local cities and unincorporated areas on a per capita basis).